Category Archives: Healthcare

02Aug/16

Portable device enables pregnant women to monitor baby’s health

Scientists in Poland have developed a fetal heart monitor that can be used on the move, so pregnant women can monitor the heart rate and movement of their unborn child. Liane Wimhurst reports.
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22Mar/16
Bennet Omalu, M.D., and actor Will Smith attend a special screening of "Concussion"

NFL acknowledges link between football and brain disease

The NFL’s health and safety officer acknowledged on March 14 that there is a link between football and the devastating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE.
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05Mar/16

Children fall sick in squalid conditions of Greece-Macedonia border camp

Migrants at the Greece-Macedonia border queue for hours to have their sick children examined by medics, as aid agencies warn that squalid conditions are taking their toll on the makeshift camp’s vulnerable residents.

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28Dec/15
africa healthcare summit

A review of Africa’s health gains and challenges in 2015

Healthcare in Africa made huge strides in reducing malaria deaths below half a million this year but still faced challenges fighting the elusive Ebola virus which has claimed over 11,000 lives. The outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

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